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CNET: Bring the gym home with this smart fitness tech

Smart fitness tech bridges the gap between instructor-led studio exercise classes and winging it on your own. Through apps, built-in touchscreen displays, remote classes and more, you can stay motivated even when you're working out at home. CNET tested these four fitness solutions to help you get in shape without leaving the house.


Ex-etiquette: Breaking up is hard to do

Q: I'm a stay-at-home mom. My children's father rarely took an interest in the kids while we were together. He would take them to baseball practice after work and go to their games on the weekends, but never took them to the doctor or dentist or went to school conferences. Now that we are splitting up and he wants all this time with the kids! I don't think he deserves it under the circumstances! What's good ex-etiquette?


10 apps parents should know about in 2019

It's a new year, and that means new apps on your tweens' and teens' phones. While the old standbys like Snapchat and Instagram are still going strong, there's no shortage of social media, video-sharing, and homework-help apps that are popular but not necessarily household names. Of course, it's nearly impossible to keep up with every hot new app, which makes knowing the risky features – like interaction with strangers, anonymity, privacy concerns, and iffy content – a solid first step. But it's still important to know the specifics of what's on your kid's device and whether or not you'll allow it to stay there.


Game review: Nintendo’s ‘Fitness Boxing,’ gets kids in fit fighting shape

Parents need to know that "Fitness Boxing" is a sports fitness game available for the Nintendo Switch. Players go through a number of workout sessions, simulating a boxing exercise routine through the use of the Switch Joy Con's motion controls. Players move to the rhythm of different musical tracks, spar in light boxing matches and more, all while working towards certain fitness goals and keeping track of their progress along the way. Although players are constantly throwing and dodging punches in their workouts and sparring sessions, there's very little in the way of real violence. Instead, this is essentially a shadow boxing session meant to encourage players to enjoy getting more physically active.


Social Security: Benefits to increase in 2019

Each year we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Usually, there is an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month, starting the following January. Law requires that federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Ever wonder why we make New Year’s resolutions?

Many people make New Year's resolutions every year but very few stick to them. Humans have been making New Year's resolutions for thousands of years. Find out where they originated.